What are your main responsibilities or activities in your current position?
Teaching, research, curriculum development, academic accreditation (ABET), consultations.
How does your current work relate to your graduate degree?
I directly apply skills and methodologies from my studies since I am in academia and research.
What do you like and what do you find challenging about your current position?
Continuous challenges and self improvement. Also interacting with industry.
What motivated you to pursue graduate work at UBC?
The expertise at UBC and the city/campus.
What did you enjoy the most about your time as a graduate student at UBC?
What key things did you do, or what attitudes or approaches did you have, that contributed to your success?
Patience and believing in myself.
What is your best piece of advice for current graduate students preparing for their future careers?
Finish fast, don't waste time, and study what you enjoy.
Did you have any breaks in your education?
I had to put my studies on hold to tend to my mother's stroke in the U.K.
How did you find out about/obtain your current position?
I found the position advertised online.
What challenges did you face in your graduate degree, or in launching your career?
I should have had more focus and self confidence in what I believed was the right thing rather than listening to others.
How are jobs normally posted and filled in your organization or industry?
Partly online, partly paper forms and interviews.